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Seventeen Arches Bridge

Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091, China
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Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091, China
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Reviewed yesterday

We didn’t go on the bridge, just took a dragon boat close to it and took some beautiful pictures of it. It’s quite striking, and filled with tourists, kites, etc... A very nice photo op.

Thank zzzzdoc1
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Listed as one of the main highlights at the Summer Palace, this bridge is approximately 350 years old and links Nanhu Island with the eastern shore of Kunming Lake. Built during the reign of Emperor Qianlong, it's 150 metres in length, easily making it the...More

Thank ianwyj
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I went to the Summer Palace in March 2017. Over ten years, I have been here over 12 times and I never get tired of walking here. I love the lake and taking a two hour walk. The Seventeen Arches Bridge is very beautiful to...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a lovely bridge on Kunming Lake linking it to an island. You can enjoy the view from a distance.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Can't complain! Part of Summer Palace complex, this bridge is a living relic of Imperial China. Not the biggest attraction but worth to walk (at least). Recommended for some shots, but don't waste too much time. The view from the Buddhist Incense Tower is really...More

Thank MikeFJones
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Was a but unimpressed wit this bridge. It is nice but not impressive. It gets you to a small island where you can take the boat the the boat house (north west of the palace).

Thank AlexisvanDam
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

The magic number nine pervades Chinese dynasties and counting from the end to the middle there are nine arches. Simples. Part of the great Summer Palace experience this can be views from the long corridor.

Thank ChefCliveM
Reviewed 5 February 2016

This is yet another wonderful piece of Summer Palace architecture, over the enormous Kunming Lake, to be seen.

Thank FTMDave
Reviewed 10 November 2015

When you visit the summer palace, take a look across Lake Kunming and appreciate the structure of this lovely bridge. It is rather breathtaking and a nice photo opportunity. We did not walk across it, but simply enjoyed the beauty of the architecture before us.

Thank IndyLiz2013
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

So wanted to revisit this bridge 23 yrs after the first time. I got lucky with the weather and got a local boat accross the lake and got a lovely alternative view of this beautiful craved bridge.

Thank MatthewASharp
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